A boyfriend and girlfriend from Chehalis were arrested early Saturday morning at Fourth Avenue and Adams Street downtown after they were witnessed punching a man, court papers state.
The victim suffered a broken eye socket, a broken cheekbone and a broken nose, court papers state.
Reginal Brown, 25, and Jonell Brager, 21, were each arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault. During a court hearing Monday, a Thurston County Superior Court judge found probable cause to support the charge against each suspect.
Brown was ordered held with bail set at $10,000, and Brager's bail was set at $5,000, according to the jail's website.
According to court papers:
An Olympia police officer was assisting a Washington State Patrol trooper with field sobriety tests on Fourth Avenue when he heard several people yelling from the area Adams Street.
The officer saw a man and woman, later identified at Brown and Brager, coming after another man. Brown threw a punch at the man, knocking him to the ground. When the man fell, Brager, "dropped down onto his midsection in a straddling fashion and began punching," hitting him in the head and torso.
Two Olympia police officers placed Brown under arrest. Brown advised he had a handgun in his waistband, but said he had a concealed carry permit. The officer removed the gun, and dropped the loaded magazine.
Brager then began yelling at the officers for arresting Brown. A third police officer who had arrived placed her under arrest.
The victim was later admitted to Madigan Army Hospital for his injuries.
Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 firstname.lastname@example.org